How We Met
First came falling head over-heels in love at first sight in Philadelphia, then came 832 days of a long-distance relationship. Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. Our long-distance love opened our eyes and our hearts, and even at its lowest points—which can feel pretty low when there’s many hours + miles between you—it was always worth the trouble since we knew we found “the one.” On a snowy day in the north-end of Central Park Dan got down on one knee and asked Jenna to start their happily e ever after – together.
How They Asked
2.9.18; Dan got down on one knee and asked to spend forever together. Aside from our close friends + family, we really haven’t shared “our proposal story”, so here it goes.
The chilly Friday in February started with the most beautiful bouquet of red + while roses Dan said we should both call out of work and head to Central Park to take some photos with the new professional camera he got me for Christmas. “It’s so beautiful outside, let’s just go!” No arguments here I thought.
Around noon, we headed to one of my favorite restaurants, Butter NYC. It was such a treat to share the most delicious meal together and even get to briefly chat with Chef Alex G! I thought to myself “wow, could the day get any better?”
After the most fabulous meal, we headed to Summit Rock at Central Park. It was a beautiful, crisp – rare and quiet day. After admiring the scenic view for a bit, we broke out the camera. Flash, click.
I was involved with figuring out the camera that I didn’t realize when Dan knelt down and was fiddling with the camera bag. I was at the edge of the rock and just snapped the most gorgeous photo – I was so excited I spun around and saw Dan was on one knee. My first thought was, “You’re going to stain your pants, hun! just washed those!”
Dan smirked and slowly opened the ring box and asked me to spend forever with him. I was in complete and utter shock. Although Dan picked the most exquisite and stunning ring I had ever seen, all I could do was look in his eyes. His eyes said it all, without hesitation I shouted “YES!” from the hilltops of Central Park. Just the two of us.
We both can’t recall what happened after – we were on a cloud and pretty much floated to The Plaza Hotel. We “Cheered to the Scheers!” + celebrated our love with a bottle of Veuve. I remember calling my MOM – and us balling our eyes together. We called our parents, family best friends. xoxo